UTSA welcomes 2022 signing class

September 12, 2022

SAN ANTONIO — The UTSA observe & discipline program welcomed 14 new Roadrunners to campus this fall as a part of the 2022 signing class.

 

The brand new signees embrace Gabriel Binion, Michael Campbell, Luzaan De Wit, Madi Henry, Michael Herrera, Dylan James, Jacob Jenkins, Amaya King, Savannah Lopez, Lauren Roy, O.J. Ruiz, Isabella Simonelli, Colton Stunkard and Madelen Sveinungsen.

 

“That is an incredible signing class that can proceed the legacy of success we now have constructed right here at UTSA,” Director of Monitor & Subject/Cross Nation Aaron Fox mentioned. “This group could have a right away influence on our program and assist us proceed to contend for convention championships and postseason honors. We’re enthusiastic about their arrival and might’t wait to see them develop on the observe and within the classroom.”

 

Gabriel Binion (Sydney, Australia/Mountain View Mesa (Ariz.) HS/Grand Canyon)

Switch from Grand Canyon … honorable point out All-American within the lengthy soar with a leap of seven.38 meters (24-2.5) on the 2022 NCAA Out of doors Championships … NCAA West Preliminary Spherical qualifier within the lengthy and triple soar … measured 7.74m (25-4.75) to complete ninth within the lengthy soar and advance to nationals … swept the horizontal jumps on the 2022 Western Athletic Convention Out of doors with a 7.53m (24-8.5) mark within the lengthy and a 14.74m (48-4.5) measurement within the triple … posted a collegiate profession finest 7.68m (25-2.5) effort to win the lengthy soar on the Desert Warmth Traditional … took prime honors within the triple soar with a private better of 15.65m (51-4.25) on the Solar Angel Traditional … struck gold within the triple soar with a 15.21m (49-11) mark on the 2022 WAC Indoor … NCAA West Preliminary Spherical qualifier within the triple soar as a freshman in 2021 … state champion within the triple soar at Mountain View Mesa Excessive Faculty … No. 7-ranked triple jumper within the Class of 2020.

 

Michael Campbell (Bloomfield, Conn./Bloomfield HS/UTRGV)

Switch from UTRGV … 2022 Western Athletic Convention Indoor silver medalist within the shot put after measuring 17.14 meters (56-3) … additionally completed as runner-up on the 2022 Longhorn Invitational with a mark of 16.92m (55-6.25) and posted a personal-best discus throw of 51.54m (169-1) for third at that meet … completed sixth within the shot put with a 16.41m (53-10.25) effort on the 2022 WAC Out of doors … swept the shot put (17.05m/55-11.25) and discus (46.72m/153-3) on the UIW Invitational …positioned fifth within the shot put (16.15m/53-0) and sixth within the discus (48.04m/157-7) on the 2021 WAC Out of doors …  two-time Connecticut state champion at Bloomfield Excessive Faculty … captured the 2020 CIAC Mixed Class S shot put title with a mark of 18.10m (59-4.75) … went on to win the CIAC Mixed State Open Championship earlier than incomes bronze on the New England Interscholastic Championships … recorded a personal-best weight throw of 19.30m earlier than profitable the Connecticut Weight Throw Clinic & Championship … ranked within the prime 15 nationally within the shot put for the Class of 2022.

 

Luzaan De Wit (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa/Jacksonville)

Switch from Jacksonville … competed within the center distances and cross nation for the Dolphins … clocked a collegiate career-best time of 5:16.81 within the mile within the 2022 Atlantic Solar Convention Indoor Championships prelims … completed fifth within the 3,000 meters with an 11:03.92 clocking on the Tom Jones Memorial … timed 2:15.90 within the 800m prelims on the ASUN Out of doors … positioned forty third on the 2021 ASUN Cross Nation Championships with a 5k time of 18:39.7 … raced within the NCAA South Regional … posted a pair of fourth-place finishes on the 2021 UCF Black & Gold Invite, clocking a 2:16.31 within the 800m and 4:38.30 within the 1,500m … owns private bests of two:11.52 within the 800m, 4:38.30 within the 1,500m and 11:03.92 within the 3,000m.

 

Madi Henry (New Braunfels, Texas/New Braunfels HS/UIW)

Switch from UIW … positioned fourth within the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:19.62 on the 2022 Southland Convention Out of doors Championships … clocked a private finest 4:41.35 within the 1,500m to complete third on the 2022 UTSA Invitational … scored factors within the 1,500m (eighth/4:50.59) and steeple (fifth/11:21.78) on the 2021 Southland Out of doors … registered a PB of 11:06.77 within the 3,000m steeple to position third on the J. Fred Duckett Twilight … timed a collegiate profession finest 2:17.69 within the 800m for fifth on the 2021 UIW Invitational … earned New Braunfels Excessive Faculty’s Excellent Feminine Athlete Award as a senior … captured the bronze medal within the 1600m on the regional meet … helped the Unicorns to runner-up completed on the district and regional meets as a junior … led New Braunfels Excessive to sixth place in each the DMR and 4x800m relay on the Texas Relays … three-time educational all-district and second-team educational all-state honoree … member of the Nationwide Honor Society … graduated magna cum laude.

 

Michael Herrera (San Antonio, Texas/Holmes HS)

2022 District 29-6A champion within the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:45.4 … superior to the regional meet the place he clocked a 16:41.4 … completed fifth within the 5,000m in 16:14.5 on the Central Catholic Meet … clocked a season-best time of 16:07.0 to position seventh on the Schertz-Cibolo-Common Metropolis 4th Annual Invitational … competed within the 5,000m on the 2021 NXR South Regional Championships, clocking a 16:13.3 … raced to a prep finest 15:50.3 to earn the silver medal on the district meet as a junior … positioned fourth on the regional meet in 16:08.7 to advance to the state meet, the place he timed a 16:05.5 … regional qualifier as a sophomore.

 

Dylan James (Perth, Australia/Butler Faculty/Arizona State) 

Switch from Arizona State, the place he was a three-time Pac-12 Convention medalist … two-time NCAA West Preliminary spherical qualifier within the lengthy soar and triple soar … claimed bronze medals within the lengthy soar with a mark of seven.50 meters (24-7.25) and triple soar with a collegiate career-best measurement of 15.84m (51-11.75) on the 2022 Pac-12 Out of doors Championships … gained the lengthy soar with a private finest 7.70m (25-3.25) mark on the Solar Angel Traditional … skipped to gold within the triple soar with a 15.70m (51-6.25) effort on the 2022 Pac-12 Invitational … claimed bronze within the lengthy soar with a 7.77m (25-6) leap on the 2021 Pac-12 Out of doors … completed his Solar Devils profession ranked ninth in program historical past within the indoor triple soar with a mark of 15.46 meters (50-8.75) … was the 2019 U-18 world triple soar No. 1 … U18 Australian triple soar nationwide report holder with a mark of 15.84m … 2019 Nationwide All Colleges U18 lengthy soar champion … gained the 2018 U17 triple soar crown and was second within the excessive soar with a 2.02m (6-7.5) clearance … native of Australia who attended Butler Faculty in Perth.

 

Jacob Jenkins (Spherical Rock, Texas/Spherical Rock HS/South Dakota)

Switch from South Dakota … Summit League Indoor champion within the triple soar after skipping to a mark of 14.71 meters (48-3.25) … took seventh within the lengthy soar with a leap of 6.84m (22-5.25) on the convention meet … 2021 Summit League Indoor runner-up within the triple soar with a leap of 14.22m (46-8) … additionally positioned seventh within the lengthy soar in 6.62m (21-8.75) on the convention meet … measured a season-best 14.97m (49-1.5) to win the triple soar on the Division I Problem … additionally gained the triple on the Dakota Quad Traditional, USD Invitational, SDSU Vacation Invitational and SDSU Final Likelihood meet … positioned second within the triple soar with a mark of 14.44m (47-4.5) on the 2021 Summit League Out of doors … two-sport athlete at Spherical Rock Excessive Faculty close to Austin … helped the Dragons win 4 consecutive district titles … AAU Junior Olympic All-American with a fourth-place end within the triple soar in 2018 … posted prep private bests of 47-4 within the triple soar and 22-8 within the lengthy soar … additionally performed soccer for the Dragons.

 

Amaya King (Mason, Ohio/William Mason HS/Purdue)

Switch from Purdue … registered the No. 4 shot put mark in Purdue historical past of 15.89m (52-1.75) to position eighth on the 2021 Large Ten Indoor … measured 15.30 meters, a top-10 mark in program annals, to complete fourth on the 2020 Alex Wilson Invite … positioned third in each the burden throw (15.45m) and shot put (13.63m) on the 2020 Fred Wilt Open in her collegiate debut … state shot put champion in 2018 at William Mason Excessive Faculty in Mason, Ohio … additionally completed within the prime 5 within the shot put on the state meet in 2014 and 2016 … named staff MVP every year of highschool.

 

Savannah Lopez (League Metropolis, Texas/Clear Creek HS)

Regional qualifier in a number of occasions at Clear Creek Excessive Faculty within the Better Houston Space … made her second straight Area III-6A meet as a senior, clocking a 2:28.39 within the 800 meters … gained the 800m with a season-best time of two:20.71 on the 2022 Santa Fe Reggie Crosby Relays … completed fourth within the 800m on the district meet as a junior with a prep private finest of two:18.70 … positioned third on the space meet in 2:19.05 and was seventh on the regional meet with a 2:19.82 clocking … turned in a prep PB of 5:19.43 within the 1,600m on the 2021 Area III-6A meet … was the district runner-up that yr with a 5:23.09 … completed fourth on the space meet in 5:20.53.

 

Lauren Roy (Ballymena, Northern Eire/St Patrick’s Faculty/Queens College Belfast)

Achieved sprinter from Northern Eire, who represented her nation on the 2022 World Championships … competed indoors for Queens College Belfast in 2022 … clocked a season-best time of seven.43 seconds within the 60 meters for runner-up honors on the 2022 Nationwide Indoor League and matched that point and end on the Irish Life Well being Nationwide Senior Indoor Championships … posted a private finest 60m time of seven.39 on the 2019 AAI Indoor Video games … sped to a wind-aided 11.70 within the PURE Athletics World Invitational prelims earlier than stopping the clock in a wind-legal time of 11.77 within the ultimate … additionally clocked an 11.70 on the 2022 Cork Metropolis Sports activities meet … has clocked a wind-aided 24.33 within the 200m and owns a wind-legal PB of 24.49.

 

O.J. Ruiz (Eagle Go, Texas/Eagle Go HS)

State qualifier and district champion at Eagle Go Excessive Faculty … district runner-up in cross nation in 2021 after clocking a 15:26.6 for 5k … positioned ninth on the Area IV-6A cross nation meet and earned a spot on the state meet that yr … claimed silver within the 800m in 1:58.01 and bronze within the 1,600m in 4:28.40 on the space meet as a senior … clocked a private finest 1.56.46 for seventh within the 800m on the Area IV-6A meet and was 14th within the 1,600m in 4:32.39 … clocked a 9:39.36 within the 3,200m on the Border Olympics … posted a prep finest 1,600m time of 4:24.59 to position sixth on the 2021 regional meet … district runner-up within the 1,600m as a junior … member of the Nationwide Honor Society … father performed baseball at UIW.

 

Isabella Simonelli (Goldie, Australia/ Kilmore Worldwide Faculty/Southern Miss)

Switch from Southern Miss, the place she helped the Golden Eagles declare back-to-back Convention USA Indoor titles … scored factors in a pair of occasions on the 2022 C-USA Out of doors, inserting sixth within the hammer with a throw of 54.46 meters (178-8) and seventh within the discus with a mark of 46.56m (152-9) … posted a collegiate private finest discus mark of 46.69m (153-2) for fourth on the 2022 Southern Miss Invitational … logged her weight throw PB of 17.56m (57-7.5) on the 2022 Vanderbilt Invitational … positioned sixth within the hammer on the 2021 C-USA Out of doors after measuring 53.31m (174-11) … turned in a profession finest hammer throw of 57.03m (187-1) to position third on the 2021 Al Schmidt Bulldog Relays … member of the Pupil-Athlete Advisory Committee whereas at Southern Miss.

 

Colton Stunkard (Texas Metropolis, Texas/Texas Metropolis HS/Sam Houston)

Switch from Sam Houston … was 71st on the 2021 Western Athletic Convention Cross Nation Championships … clocked a collegiate career-best time of 8:56.65 within the indoor 3,000 meters on the 2022 Houston G5 & Tremendous 22 Invitational to complete twelfth … competed within the 3,000m and 5,000m on the 2022 WAC Indoor … turned in a private finest 14:47.24 within the 5,000m for sixth place on the 44 Farms Crew Invitational … certified for the regional meet in cross nation and observe & discipline a number of occasions as a prepster at Texas Metropolis Excessive Faculty … superior to the 2019 Class 5A state meet, the place he positioned twenty sixth … positioned fifth on the 2019 Area III-5A Cross Nation Championships.

 

Madelen Sveinungsen (Froland, Norway)

Standout jumper from Norway … cleared the bar at a personal-best peak of 1.79 meters (5-10.5) to win the excessive soar on the 2021 Tyrving Treningsstevne, certainly one of her 9 wins within the occasion that yr  … runner-up within the excessive soar with a 1.71m (5-7.25) clearance on the 2021 Norwegian Championships … topped 1.78m (5-10) on the U20 European Championships … cleared a season finest 1.73m (5-8) for fifth place on the Nordic Baltic U23 Championships  … gained the indoor excessive soar with a 1.65m (5-5) clearance on the 2022 Tyrvinglekene … additionally posted a private better of 5.31m (17-5.25) within the lengthy soar.

 

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